Tigers upset Pike despite rain


Senior quarterback Joel Smyth throws the football in game against Pike on August 27 Tigers win 41-36. Photo by Morgen Stevens.

Claire Rosenthall, Sports Editor

After thunder, lighting, a flash flood warning and rain the Tigers were able to defeat Pike on Saturday, August 27 41-36.

Within the first couple minutes of the game senior RJ Potts scored off of a receiving punt return for the Tigers, making the game 7-0. On one of the next plays the Pike Red Devils fumbled the ball which returned possession to Fishers.

Junior Will Syrus was also able to score for the Tigers in the 1st quarter of the game after a 71 yard run that put the ball on the 5 yard line.  Senior quarterback Joel Smyth then threw a 5 yard pass to junior Bryce Gee for a touchdown, making the game 14-0. The Red Devils scored right before the end of the 1st quarter, leaving the score board at 14-7 Fishers.

“The team worked very hard to prepare for this game and although the delay was upsetting we can in and executed the game plan very well,” junior Bryce Gee said.

Not long after the start of the second quarter senior running back Trevor Newman ran the ball 6 yards for a touchdown. Pike reacted soon and scored on a fake field goal attempt to make the score 21-15 Fishers. Junior kicker Ben Norton put 3 points on the board with a field goal just before the end of the half to make the score 24-15.

At the start of the second half, junior Bryce Reardon blocked a punt that sophomore Emmanuel Sanders then recovered for the Tigers, running the ball all the way into the end zone for a touchdown making the score 31-15. Pike responded with a touchdown driven for 1 yard, narrowing the gap to 10 points at 31-21, Fishers leading

Sophomore H.L. Lewis would not allow Pike to get closer and scored for the Tigers, making it 41-21. The battle did not stop as Pike scored again on a 35 yard run for touchdown, making it a 5 point game.

Fishers was able to hold out and beat Pike in the end with a total score of 41-36, improving their record to 2-0. The Tigers will face the Noblesville Millers next Friday night at home.

For more information on the Fishers football team you can visit the high schools athletic website here.